Very Good+ full leather edition, has two birds on the front cover one feeding the other. Bound in a medium brown leather with marbled endpapers. No slipcase. No names or other marks. Cover has some light wear and soiling. Book is very heavy and will require extra postage. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 435 pages. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : This marvelous edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's brilliant handcolored engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the magnificent illustrations in Audubon's masterpiece, nothing equals the level of fidelity or scale achieved in this high-quality edition.
Organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson, AmericaGÇÖs best-known ornithologist, and issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this magnificent volume is as thorough in scientific classification as it is beautiful. Peterson's fascinating introduction places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and also reproduces a wide sampling of the work of Audubon's notable predecessors and disciples, including Peterson's own justly famous paintings. This new systematic arrangement of the prints, complete with informative commentaries about each bird, made it possible to correct many of the problems or errors in Audubon's original edition revealed by later scholarship. The colorful captions in the back provide fascinating commentaries on each featured bird.
About the Author: Roger Tory Peterson has been regarded as America's most notable ornithologist following the publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor. Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.
Titre : Audubon's Birds of America
Éditeur : Abbeville Press
Date d'édition : 1981
Reliure : Full-Leather
Etat du livre : Very Good+
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808965925373.0
Description du livre Artabras, 1993. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. 650 p. 39 cm. No. 72/2500. Folio. Deluxe edition. Bound in modern imitation brown leather. Signed on limitation page by authors. Good binding and cover. Shelfwear. Scuff to rear board. Foxing to top and side page ends. Foxing to head of initial title and title page. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. N° de réf. du libraire 1511200072
Description du livre Artabras, 1993. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0896592537
Description du livre New York: Abbeville Press, 1981. The Special Edition of the Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio. Number 2393 of 2500 copies handbound in leather and signed by the authors. Brown leather with large embossed gold design to front board, banded spine with gilt. Marbled endpapers, frontis of audubon, 435 full page colour plates organised phylogenetically. 1 tiny mark to edge of title page. A Fine copy. At just under 8 kilos this will require additional postage. N° de réf. du libraire 14348
Description du livre Abbeville, New York, 1981. Hardcover. État : As New. 1st Edition. Limited Signed Edition. #1657 of 25000 copies printed. Signed by both Roger Tory and Virginia Marie Peterson on limitation page. Beautiful copy, looks to be unused. Brown leather embossed boards with hubbed spine. Pages, binding and cover in excellent condition. Approximately 12 X 15". Weighs over sixteen pounds. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 004166